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August 31, 1907

TREATMENT OF ACNE AND CHRONIC ECZEMA.

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PITTSBURG, PA.

JAMA. 1907;XLIX(9):735-737. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25320090011001c
Abstract

The successful treatment of acne and eczema means something more than a hasty prescription for a tonic and an external application. Routine treatment without a careful study of the etiology, pathology, stage and type of the disease, shows lack of clinical knowledge. The treatment of any skin lesion demands of the practitioner a sound knowledge of general medicine and experience of the various therapeutic agents employed.

There are probably no two skin lesions in which a larger number of remedies have been employed. Sabouraud states: "There is not a single treatment for eczema, but a thousand, which proves that there is not a single good one."

As every one is familiar with the etiology and pathology, and also with the older routine remedies, an effort will be made to show some of the indications and the contraindications of the Roentgen rays. A great deal has been said and written in

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